COVID-19 close contacts and carers
Many people with mild COVID-19 symptoms can be cared for at home. Here's what you need to know if a household member has tested positive for COVID-19.
Quick read: What to do if you have COVID
If you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, these are the steps you need to take and what you should do when you test positive to COVID.
Notification of illness and disease
‘Notifiable’ diseases are ones where government health authorities must be notified about occurrences. Learn why this is important and about the information.
Parasites can infect humans via many routes, such as through sexual intercourse, via a vector (e.g. mosquito), through ingestion, or simply from close contact with an infected person. Learn more about them here.
Quick read: How and where to isolate
If you’re self-isolating because you have COVID-19 or are a close contact, you can’t leave your home. Here are the dos and don’ts of isolation and recovering from COVID-19 safely at home.
COVID-19 isolation and recovery
Isolation and quarantine help protect you by preventing exposure to people who have, or may have, COVID-19. Follow these steps if you’re a close contact or have COVID.
Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It's related to the virus that causes smallpox and while symptoms are usually mild, it can be serious.
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is caused by a coronavirus. It can cause fever, cough and shortness of breath. Find out more about MERS here.
Health advice and information on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, getting vaccinated and long COVID.
School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at daycare or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.